The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, attracting an average of 16 million visitors each year, and New Year is a special time to visit.
If you want to get away from it all after a busy festive season, and avoid the summer crowds, book a New Year Break in the Lake District.
Whether you want to base yourself in Windermere, Kendal, Appleby or Keswick, you will find plenty of things to see and do in January.
Make it a break to remember and book a luxury hotel in the Lake District or a spa hotel in Windermere to welcome the New Year in style.
A huge range of accommodation is available in the Lake District, and you can make the most of luxury suites with hot tubs, award winning restaurants and cosy country pubs.
The Lake District is also famous for its food, including local lamb, Cumberland sausages and Westmorland rabbit. A wide choice of restaurants and cafés serve everything from local specialities to fine dining. Book a hotel which includes breakfast in the room rate and enjoy traditional, hearty Cumbrian fare.
The Lake District offers a wide choice of outdoor activities from fell walking to mountain biking and fell walking. If you want to relax, book a spa hotel in the Lake District or a hotel with hot tub suites.
Fresh air, open spaces, tranquillity and sumptuous suites with hot tubs entice visitors to the Lakes in winter. Windermere in particular is a perfect place to wind down and chill out after the Christmas festivities.
Remember to pack your walking boots and a warm jacket if you plan to walk the fells or cruise across Windermere. Dramatic scenery and stunning lakes combine with some of the best indoor attractions in England to suit all ages. The local tourist office will be able to give you help and advice about walking routes and attractions, or ask at your hotel reception.
Plan ahead by checking out what is open in January and arrange your itinerary so you don´t have to waste time when you arrive. If you want to leave the car at home, check out the Settle to Carlisle Railway which is easy to connect to and passes through much of the Eden Valley. Stop off at towns and villages on the way.
The Armitt Museum combines a library and a museum and offers fun, art and entertainment for all ages. The Armitt offers a superb collection of books and manuscripts, drawings and paintings and archaeological objects which relate to a gallery of famous Lake District characters.
The whole area is also easily accessed via the M6 and A66 motorways if you plan to drive.
If you are planning a romantic break or you want to celebrate a special occasion, there is no better destination in England than the Lake District. Take your time to explore, book a Mountain Goat Tour or book a cruise across Windermere from Bowness Bay.
If you are planning to buy a surprise gift for a loved one, why not purchase a spa hotel in Windermere gift voucher for Christmas?